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    Default Walmart Doesn't Honor Tire Warranties

    Bought My Bridgestone H/T truck tires 3.3 years ago from Wallyworld, which wore out prematurely.
    They refused to pro-rate My worn tires, which did NOT wear to the miles figure as advertised.
    Matter of fact, those tires didn't even make the halfway mark, as far as the tread/mileage was concerned.
    All four tires had been rotated and re-balanced by their techs, according to schedule, for the last 3.3 years.
    The store manager expected Me to wear My tire treads down to the cords, and compromise Our safety, and My Chevy Suburban.
    Only 250 linear yards from that Walmart store is the Tire Choice store, and they are now My automotive tire store.
    They gave me a $150 discount, because Walmart screwed Me on the tire warranty.
    Get this, while composing this rant, Tire Choice called Me and said hey.....You have a $50 rebate card coming from BF Goodrich.
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    wow, walmart isnt some place i had ever planned on going for automotive help, and I dont think I ever will.

    sorry they screwed you man. at least the other tire shop helped you out.

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    yeah I heard bad things about walmart and their tires as well...
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    theres a reason I use discount tire/americas tire. even they always look at me weird when I make them special order my tires and price match. they are a cooper dealer but never stock them. I always get the "why do you want those". thats usually the extent then they order them, but always have had great cs with them.
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    As a general rule, I try not to buy my groceries, furniture, lawn maintenance equipment, clothes and auto parts from the same store...

    Glad the other place took care of you tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moogvo View Post
    As a general rule, I try not to buy my groceries, furniture, lawn maintenance equipment, clothes and auto parts from the same store...

    Glad the other place took care of you tho.


    I agree 100%

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psyc0 View Post
    Bought My Bridgestone H/T truck tires 3.3 years ago from Wallyworld, which wore out prematurely.
    They refused to pro-rate My worn tires, which did NOT wear to the miles figure as advertised.
    Matter of fact, those tires didn't even make the halfway mark, as far as the tread/mileage was concerned.
    All four tires had been rotated and re-balanced by their techs, according to schedule, for the last 3.3 years.
    The store manager expected Me to wear My tire treads down to the cords, and compromise Our safety, and My Chevy Suburban.
    Only 250 linear yards from that Walmart store is the Tire Choice store, and they are now My automotive tire store.
    They gave me a $150 discount, because Walmart screwed Me on the tire warranty.
    Get this, while composing this rant, Tire Choice called Me and said hey.....You have a $50 rebate card coming from BF Goodrich.
    Tire warranties are available at all dealers who carry that brand. Did the new dealer give you warranty on your tires or just the discount?
    I bet they filed the warrranty papers on them rather than just discarding them. This can be verified if you have the Dot numbers .
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    Well glad to hear it worked out for you and that tire store stepped up to help you out. We only have a few walmart stores around here that have the tire & lube express section. Sam's club has tires though and I wonder if they'd do the same thing. Could it just be that location? I mean if the tire is under warranty then it would be the manuf. replacing it right?




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    Quote Originally Posted by AMac View Post
    Well glad to hear it worked out for you and that tire store stepped up to help you out. We only have a few walmart stores around here that have the tire & lube express section. Sam's club has tires though and I wonder if they'd do the same thing. Could it just be that location? I mean if the tire is under warranty then it would be the manuf. replacing it right?
    A you are correct. So any dealer who sells that brand can get the warranty handled. Sadly some will avoid the time it takes to file the proper paperwork just to sell new tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach24 View Post
    A you are correct. So any dealer who sells that brand can get the warranty handled. Sadly some will avoid the time it takes to file the proper paperwork just to sell new tires.
    My bro inlaw bought a set of Michlins from Sams with two that turned out to be out of round , his Sams membership lapsed and wouldn't help him ,went to a dealer and was told the type tire he had was made just for Walmart/Sams and not warranted by dealers. No more Wally World for me , bought a set of Bridgestones with road hazard when I had my Monte Carlo , mounted within an hour with no problem , a few months after that was told have to wait four hours to fix a flat , went across street to a tire store and fixed 20 min
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